Small renewable energy projects; DEQ to develop procedure permitting construction and operation. (HB2175)

Introduced By

Del. Clarke Hogan (R-South Boston) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Small renewable energy projects. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to develop a permit by rule for the construction and operation of electrical generation facilities that have a maximum capacity of 100 megawatts and that generate electricity only from sunlight, wind, falling water, sustainable biomass, energy from waste, municipal solid waste, wave motion, tides, or geothermal power. A small renewable energy project for which such a permit by rule has been issued will be exempt from requirements that the State Corporation Commission permit its construction and operation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090059536
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/26/2009Assigned C & L sub: 3 Energy
02/04/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/05/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Committee substitute printed 090174536-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090174536-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2175H1
02/10/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2175H1)
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (80-Y 18-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (80-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/23/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Committee substitute printed 090240536-S1
02/24/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Impact statement from VCSC (HB2175H1)
02/24/2009Impact statement from VCSC (HB2175S1)
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090240536-S1
02/25/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2175S1
02/25/2009Passed Senate with substitute (32-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 090240536-S1 (90-Y 7-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (90-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2175ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2175ER)
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 807 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/08/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB2175ER2)
04/08/2009Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/08/2009Signed by President as reenrolled
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 808 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0808)
04/14/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB2175ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1194.